Ben King’s last-chance breakaway almost pays off at US Pro

The USA Cycling Pro Road Championships in Knoxville looked set to be a homecoming for the Human Powered Health team in many ways and with a stacked squad of eight riders, the most for any one team in the 121-rider men’s elite field on Sunday, numbers were on their side. Could this be a return to the winner’s circle for veteran and former US Pro Road Race champion Ben King?

The soft-spoken Virginia native announced earlier this month his plans to retire from the pro peloton at the end of the season. This trip, not too far from his home in Charlottesville, could have been a real crowning moment in a 15-year career.

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